Definition of pseudopregnancy in US English:

pseudopregnancy

noun

  • another term for false pregnancy
    • ‘Zearalenone consumption will produce vulva swelling, prolapse, pseudopregnancy, false heat symptoms, and other estrogenic problems in the reproductive process.’
    • ‘Diestrus follows estrus in the nonpregnant cycle, characterized by a state of ‘pseudopregnancy’, which is followed by a return of the uterus and ovaries to the anestrus, resting state.’
    • ‘After undergoing a pseudopregnancy, my neighbors' Jack Russell terrier chased away the family's cat and adopted and suckled her kittens.’

Pronunciation

pseudopregnancy

/ˌsudoʊˈprɛɡnənsi//ˌso͞odōˈpreɡnənsē/